About Folk Federation of NSW

The Folk Federation of NSW has been supporting the growth and development of folk music since 1970. We facilitate statewide development of the folk arts, dance and, in particular folk music of all genres and ethnic diversity.

Through affiliated folk clubs, festivals, folk organisations, interstate bodies and our membership we link both those interested in presenting folk to the widest possible audience and those seeking to experience the folk arts through public performance and participation. Our main revenue is derived from membership.

By joining FolkFedNSW you will be part of a vibrant community helping to support our artists, folk music, dance and the associated folk arts in NSW.

The Sydney Folk Festival is a flagship event of the Folk Federation of NSW.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Members of the Folk Federation of NSW are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting, which will be held at 11am on Sunday 23rd October 2022, via Zoom.

Nominations are sought for the key positions of President, Vice-President, Treasurer & Secretary and for members of the Committee. 

Members, please advise FolkFedNSW Secretary Pam Davis if you will be attending & the Zoom login details will be sent to you.

Contact details for further information : Phone : 0412 730 754 / Email : secretary@folkfednsw.org.au

AGM22 Agenda          Nomination & Proxy Forms


Towards a policy position for the Arts in Australia - FolkFedNSW Responds 

Our new Federal Government is developing a National Cultural Policy as a roadmap for a vibrant and sustainable arts, entertainment and cultural sector now and into the future. Submissions were invited from interested parties and, to this end the Folk Federation of NSW has made a sudmission on behalf of our NSW folk sector. Submissions closed on 22nd August and prior to that date we invited members of our folk community to share their thoughts and comments to help us craft our final paper.

You can read our final submission HERE




  • Pam Merrigan (President)
  • Margaret Walters (Vice President)
  • Pam Davis (Secretary)
  • Dallas Baxter (Treasurer)

Committee Members:

  • Alex Bishop (Young Folk Awards Coordinator)
  • Andy Busuttil
  • Terry Clinton
  • Kirsten Hulse
  • Russell Neal
  • Cathy Rytmeister
  • Craig Sinclair (Young Folk Awards Coordinator)
  • Christine Wheeler


Make sure you're Folk Fed


You can support the Folk Music and Related Arts Sector by making a donation to the Folk Federation through our tax deductible public fund. Help us to make a difference by contributing to the promotion, preservation and development of the folk arts in NSW.